It appears CNN should’ve spent more time over the past 48 hours fact-checking actual news stories and less time blackmailing private citizens.
A statement from the Vice President Mike Pence’s office has discredited CNN’s article claiming that “forty-four states and DC have refused to give certain voter information to Trump commission.”
The article – which has yet to be corrected – cites CNN’s own “inquiry to all 50 states” as the source of its claim.
CNN’s claim was also repeated on air via a giant chevron.
According to The Washington Examiner, the White House’s statement – written by Vice Chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission On Election Integrity Kris Kobach – however, reads, “while there are news reports that 44 states have ‘refused’ to provide voter information to the commission, these reports are patently false, more ‘fake news.’”
The statement continues, “at present, only 14 states and the District of Columbia have refused the Commission’s request for publicly available voter information. Despite media distortions and obstruction by a handful of state politicians, this bipartisan commission on election integrity will continue its work to gather the facts through public records requests to ensure the integrity of each American’s vote because the public has a right to know.”
This is at least the second time in two days CNN has been caught spreading falsehoods.
As reported previously, during a panel discussion yesterday one of the outlet’s political analysts falsely claimed President Donald Trump has yet to make an Article 5 commitment to NATO.
Not a single one of the other three panelists cared to correct the man by pointing out that, actually, Trump has made an Article 5 commitment to NATO – as even CNN itself has reported previously.